Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed by lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. The band had six short-term drummers until the longest lasting drummer, Dave Grohl, came along.
The band had many hits that led them to success, starting with Blew and About A Girl, Nirvana then reached mainstream radio with the song Smells Like Teen Spirit, from the album, Nevermind. The group disbanded after lead singer Kurt Cobain's death in 1994. The remaining members, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, went their separate ways. After joining several different bands, Novoselic eventually went into politics. Grohl later formed the band, Foo Fighters.